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Historical Chinatown Tours

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Here's how my tours work ... I customize them to what people want. I'm the only guide who can take people into the heritage buildings, the only one that has a Master's degree in Chinese Canadian History, and I donate 30% of what I make to the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
160 Pender St E, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada
+1 604-418-8560
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A field trip to China town was a cultural treat for my Geography 12 students. Ms. Lam craftily intertwined a kaleidoscope of old and new, and gave a plethora of information she had gathered from her years of association and work with China town’s founding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank goodtravels16
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This past April, I took my Grade Five class on a field trip to Chinatown with Ms. Lam as our guide. She was a great presenter, and was able to make her presentation very accessible to my group of nine- and ten-year old children. She...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank keldooner
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I lived for many years in Vancouver and environs and there was much in this tour that was new to me. The guide’s passion for the area and her formidable research provided a very interesting glimpse into the lives of Chinese-Canadians. Her involvement in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deblaur
Judy L, Owner at Historical Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you for such a great review! It was awesome to meet you and your husband. You two were curious, and interesting, and you asked a lot of great questions. Warm regards, Judy

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Judy’s warm and attentive personality made our group feel so welcome and special for the entire 3 hours that flew by way too fast. Her appreciation to detail taught us how to craft each fold into precious tasty dumplings. Her well-researched stories of Chinatowns made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

My friend and I, both Canadian-born Chinese, decided to learn more about the history of the Chinese people as well as our families. Judy's tour got rave reviews and we are both so glad we signed up with her! Luckily it was only the two...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susanne M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Judy was great in teaching us about Vancouver's Chinatown. You will get a view of this great cultural part of Vancouver you would not otherwise get.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My first dumplings may not have met the highest standard of wrapper design. Still once steamed, crisped and in the mouth they were soooo tasty. Especially after learning about the evolution of China Town. Judy was so knowledgeable with many personal anicdotes. I can highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gordon M
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Judy gave a terrific Chinatown tour, explaining how the Chinese community organizes itself, showing us behind-the-scenes gathering places and explainingn the pressures facing the Chinese community in the region. Her dumpling class is well worth the time -- and the dumplings are SO tasty!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ToddBI
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Judy is open to customizing the tour the way you would like but we opted to just go for a more general tour learning about Vancouver's Chinatown. The tour started with an in-depth dive into the history of the Chinese in North America with more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Willie T
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I booked a 2-hour tour for a class of international students. Judy started by presenting some photos and stories about Chinatown's history. We proceeded to visit several historic buildings in the area and learn about clan and county associations. Many of the students said afterward...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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Angela D
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